Wine scam director receives 11-year ban
The director of a fraudulent wine investment firm, Capital Bordeaux Investments, has been banned from running a company for 11 years after conning at least 10 people out of £60,000.
Chablis confident of ‘excellent’ vintage
Chablis producers are confident of an “excellent” vintage despite the recent hail, which affected some 300 hectares in total.
This week’s collection of US wine tips features a successful search for good value Pinot Noir, a consideration of canned wine and a 40th anniversary celebration.
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Chile is “only just scratching the surface” with Syrah, suggests former Penfolds Grange winemaker John Duval, as he outlined some potential routes forward for the country with this variety.
Champagne house AR Lenoble in the Côte des Blancs has launched its own vintage honey made by 70,000 busy bees on its estate.
Drinks giant Diageo is trialling a non-alcoholic version of Guinness in Asia in response to a government crackdown on alcohol consumption in Indonesia.
The cost of dealing with the results of alcohol abuse in England is significantly smaller than the tax revenue brought in from alcohol duty, a new study has found.
Parents wondering about when to tell their children about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption should discuss it with their kids at age 9, a report into child health says.
A group of students set up a pop-up bar on the summit of Ben Nevis after hauling a nine-gallon barrel of beer and pint glasses to its peak.
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The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 and 1000 indices saw a small gain and a small decline respectively in August.
A wine trader has appeared in court to deny conning investors out of £350,000 for expensive bottles of Bordeaux and Champagne that never existed.
Sotheby’s will begin its autumn season in London later this month with the sale of a “Great Bordeaux Cellar”.
With a focus on premium châteaux and domaines, Hong Kong-based merchant Kerry Wines will present over 60 wines at its consumer and trade event in November.
Champagne Pol Roger has launched the 2004 vintage of its Sir Winston Churchill prestige cuvée.
The 2015 harvest in Champagne is set to begin with the fruit in “perfect” health and yields of 10,000 kg per hectare reported.
Damage caused by an errant Champagne cork forced the pilot of an easyJet plane to make an emergency landing.
For the first time in 800 years, Ratafia de Champagne is to be given official status as a product of the region.
A London wine merchant has built a custom-made cellar to showcase a rare collection of Dom Pérignon vintages dating back to 1959, available to purchase from next month.
Keeping your supply chain under control is vital for happy employees, satisfied customers and profitability, writes Crispin Mair of Crimson & Co.
Long-focused on expressing Rioja Alavesa’s diverse vineyard sites, Araex is now busy expanding its vision.
From modest beginnings in Rioja Alavesa, one man’s vision has taken him across the major wine regions of Spain, preserving and promoting their individuality while tackling the fragmentation that has hampered the country’s potential
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.